Unique Offbeat Places in Shimla

Here's a list of Unique Offbeat Places in Shimla recommended by our experts:

From taking a dip in the beautiful lakes and natural springs at Chadwick Falls, going on a rejuvenating stroll among plantations verdant with pine, rhododendron and deodar, to dinners with the best views of the snow-clad Himalayas, and plenty of promise for adventure, Shimla has so much to offer. Located at about 2400 metres above sea level in the south west range of the Himalayas, Shimla is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. With beautiful views of the deep and wooded forests and all its natural beauty splendour, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh was once a favourite summer retreat for the British. Incredibly famous for its unparalleled natural beauty and scenic terrains, Shimla is also home to many exquisite architectural marvels built during the time of British rule. You must anticipate some of the most unique experiences and offbeat places to check out as well. Daranghati Sanctuary, for instance, is truly an astounding place with undisturbed forest areas and ideal for trek lovers. Spread across 171 sq. km, Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary was once a game reserve. It is preserved as a sanctuary today and is bounded by coniferous trees such as blue pine, silver fir and spruce. It is home to several forest denizens across a diversity of habitats not many sanctuaries can boast. The wild sanctuary is home to different species of pheasants and an incredible variety of animals namely Flying Fox, Brown Bear, Barking Deer, Goral, Indian Hare, Himalayan Ibex Leopard, Serow, Blue Sheep, Common giant flying squirrel, Himalayan Palm Civet and Himalayan Weasel. The sanctuary is beloved by bird watchers from around the world. Here is a definitive list of the most unique, offbeat places in Shimla:

Chindi

Chindi

Place to Visit in Shimla
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Hillsides covered with thick forests, acres filled with apple orchards, small picturesque hamlets and remarkable views in all directions combine to make Chindi...

Fagu Valley

Fagu Valley

Mountain in Shimla

Fagu is a vantage point with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with ...

Daranghati Sanctuary

Daranghati Sanctuary

Place to Visit in Shimla
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The Daranghati Sanctuary is the home to a number of species like Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Himalayan Serow, Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying ...

Kharapathhar

Kharapathhar

Temple in Shimla
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Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination and it fits the best in what we call as 'time standing still'. The breathtakingly beautiful place that presents ...

Himalayan Nature Park

Himalayan Nature Park

Zoo in Shimla
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Kufri Zoo hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal , the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.

Chail

Chail

Place to Visit in Shimla
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Chail was essentially a sleepy little mountain village set in a beautiful locale till the 19th century. Its transformation began in 1893, when the Maharaja ...

Naldehra

Naldehra

Place to Visit in Shimla
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The most famous attraction of Naldehra hill station is the 18 - hole golf course that is considered to be the most challenging golf course. Nestled between the...

Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill

Mountain in Shimla
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The most attractive aspect about this temple is the 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman that adds to the sacred environment of the temple. Legend has it that ...

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Shimla Glen

Shimla Glen

Place to Visit in Shimla
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Glen is a popular picnic spot around 4 km from Shimla. The place is surrounded by pine and deodar trees, with greenery and rolling slopes making it an enjoyable...

Shimla Ice Skating Club

Shimla Ice Skating Club

Activity Place in Shimla
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Ice skating is possible in Shimla from November to March, though Kufri and Chail on the outskirts of town offer better options. Ice skating is popular in the ...